About the Healthier Campus Initiative

Going off to college signals a time of newfound independence for young adults who are suddenly able to make all of their own choices. The habits they form during these years – including what they eat and how much physical activity they get – can last a lifetime.

Research shows that the choices many college students make during this time can hurt them in the long run. According to a 2014 study published in Preventative Medicine, 95 percent of students fail to eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, and more than 60 percent of students report not getting enough physical activity.

Recognizing the importance of this window of time, PHA partners with colleges and universities across the nation to create campus environments that encourage and support greater physical activity and healthier eating habits. PHA developed the guidelines in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading nutrition, physical activity, and campus wellness experts. Each college or university partner commits to meeting 23 of 41 guidelines within three years.

340,000 Pell Grant recipients reached through PHA's Healthier Campus Initiative

Our Partners

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner American University.

    American University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Arizona State University.

    Arizona State University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Binghamton University.

    Binghamton University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Bucknell University.

    Bucknell University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Central New Mexico Community College

    Central New Mexico Community College

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Clayton State University.

    Clayton State University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Des Moines Area Community College.

    Des Moines Area Community College

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Des Moines University.

    Des Moines University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Emporia State University.

    Emporia State University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Florida International University.

    Florida International University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Florida State University.

    Florida State University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Fort Lewis College.

    Fort Lewis College

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner George Mason University.

    George Mason University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner George Washington University.

    The George Washington University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Grand Valley State University.

    Grand Valley State University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Hampshire College.

    Hampshire College

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Howard University.

    Howard University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Leech Lake Tribal College.

    Leech Lake Tribal College

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Loyola Marymount University.

    Loyola Marymount University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Mississippi State University.

    Mississippi State University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Northern Arizona University.

    Northern Arizona University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Oakwood University.

    Oakwood University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Oklahoma State University.

    Oklahoma State University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Southern University and A&M College.

    Southern University and A&M College

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner SUNY Cortland.

    SUNY Cortland

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.

    Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner The Ohio State University.

    The Ohio State University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner University of California Los Angeles.

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner University of Arizona.

    University of Arizona

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner University of Houston.

    University of Houston

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner University of Miami.

    University of Miami

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner University of New England.

    University of New England

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner University of New Hampshire.

    University of New Hampshire

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner University of North Dakota.

    University of North Dakota

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner University of North Florida.

    University of North Florida

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner University of Oregon.

    University of Oregon

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner University of Pennsylvania.

    University of Pennsylvania

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner University of Wisconsin.

    University of Wisconsin–Madison

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Washington University in St Louis.

    Washington University in St. Louis

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Liberty University.

    Liberty University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner North Carolina State University

    North Carolina State University

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Rochester Institute of Technology.

    Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Logo for Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) partner Saint Louis University.

    Saint Louis University

  • Logo for Tougaloo College, a partner participating in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    Tougaloo College

  • SUNY Cobleskill is a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Healthier Campus Initiative.

    SUNY Cobleskill

  • Logo for Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner.

    Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles

  • Logo for Coppin State University, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner.

    Coppin State University

  • Logo for California State University, Fresno, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Healthier Campus Initiative.

    California State University, Fresno

  • Logo for Concord University, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Healthier Campus Initiative.

    Concord University

  • United Tribes Technical College is a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Healthier Campus Initiative.

    United Tribes Technical College

  • Logo for University of California, Davis, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Healthier Campus Initiative.

    University of California, Davis

  • Image of University of Colorado Boulder's (CU Boulder) logo. CU Boulder is a PHA partner participating in the Healthier Campus Initiative.

    University of Colorado Boulder

  • Logo for Davidson College, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in PHA's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    Davidson College

  • Logo for Bethune-Cookman University, a participant in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    Bethune Cookman University

  • Logo for Cheyney University, a participant in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    Cheyney University

  • Logo for California State University Fullerton, a participant in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    California State University, Fullerton

  • Logo for the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a participant in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Logo for the University of North Carolina Greensboro, a participant in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • Logo for the Xavier University of Louisiana, a participant in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    Xavier University of Louisiana

  • Logo for Wiley College, a participant in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    Wiley College

  • Logo for the University of the Virgin Islands, a participant in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    University of the Virgin Islands

  • Logo for the University of Texas-Arlington, a participant in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    University of Texas at Arlington

  • Logo for Florida A&M University, a participant in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    Florida A&M University

  • Logo for Johnson C. Smith University, a participant in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    Johnson C. Smith University

  • Logo for the Morehouse School of Medicine, a participant in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    Morehouse School of Medicine

  • Logo for the University of Richmond, a participant in Partnership for a  Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    University of Richmond

  • Logo for California State University Sacramento, a participant in Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

    California State University, Sacramento

  • Dillard University Logo

    Dillard University

  • University of Florida logo 2

    University of Florida

  • Illinois State University logo

    Illinois State University

  • Madison Area Technical College logo

    Madison Area Technical College

  • Mary Baldwin University

    Mary Baldwin University

  • Marymount University

    Marymount University

  • Shaw University

    Shaw University

  • University of Utah

    University of Utah

  • Belmont University

    Belmont University

  • Barton College

    Barton College

  • University of South Carolina

    University of South Carolina